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Camouflage by Igor Siwanowicz
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Insect glamour photography

Published on : 9 March 2011 - 5:08pm | By Earth Beat . (Photo: Igor Siwanowicz)
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Igor Siwanowicz believes that small insects are underrated. As a child he spent hours hunting for spiders and beetles with a microscope. Now as a scientist the world of tiny creatures fascinates him even more. View slideshow.

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After playing around with a microphotography kit as a hobby, Igor has gone on to become an award-winning insect photographer bringing the world of creepy crawlies to life with brilliant use of close-up techniques.
 
This story was taken from the current edition of Earth Beat - Small things.
 
Igor Siwanowicz is the winner of the Olympus BioScapes competition. Link - for more photographs visit Blepharopsis - Igor's web gallery.

  • Igor Siwanowicz shooting some fighting stag beetles in Irian, Jaya<br>&copy; Photo: Anna Urbanska - http://blepharopsis.deviantart.com/
  • Igor&#039;s winning entry in Olympus Bioscapes - frontal section of Daddy Long Legs&#039; eyes<br>&copy; Photo: Igor Siwanowicz - http://blepharopsis.deviantart.com/
  • Eumegalodon<br>&copy; Photo: Igor Siwanowicz - http://blepharopsis.deviantart.com/
  • Praying Mantis<br>&copy; Photo: Igor Siwanowicz - http://blepharopsis.deviantart.com/
  • Hoody Caterpillar<br>&copy; Photo: Igor Siwanowicz - http://blepharopsis.deviantart.com/
  • Jumping spider<br>&copy; Photo: Igor Siwanowicz - http://blepharopsis.deviantart.com/
  • morphs II<br>&copy; Photo: Igor Siwanowicz - http://blepharopsis.deviantart.com/
  • deeply satisfactory<br>&copy; Photo: Igor Siwanowicz - http://blepharopsis.deviantart.com/
  • bummed out moth<br>&copy; Photo: Igor Siwanowicz - http://blepharopsis.deviantart.com/
  • posing - you&#039;re doing it ok<br>&copy; Photo: Igor Siwanowicz - http://blepharopsis.deviantart.com/
  • Avicularia<br>&copy; Photo: Igor Siwanowicz - http://blepharopsis.deviantart.com/
  • you hooted WHOm<br>&copy; Photo: Igor Siwanowicz - http://blepharopsis.deviantart.com/
  • the EYE<br>&copy; Photo: Igor Siwanowicz - http://blepharopsis.deviantart.com/
  • DIEEEEEE<br>&copy; Photo: Igor Siwanowicz - http://blepharopsis.deviantart.com/
  • Mandibles of doom<br>&copy; Photo: Igor Siwanowicz - http://blepharopsis.deviantart.com/
  • like a prayer<br>&copy; Photo: Igor Siwanowicz - http://blepharopsis.deviantart.com/
  • It&#039;s just a jump to the left<br>&copy; Photo: Igor Siwanowicz - http://blepharopsis.deviantart.com/
  • want a piece of me?<br>&copy; Photo: Igor Siwanowicz - http://blepharopsis.deviantart.com/
  • bejeweled<br>&copy; Photo: Igor Siwanowicz - http://blepharopsis.deviantart.com/
  • entree and the main course<br>&copy; Photo: Igor Siwanowicz - http://blepharopsis.deviantart.com/
  • the bitch is back<br>&copy; Photo: Igor Siwanowicz - http://blepharopsis.deviantart.com/
  • seahorse<br>&copy; Photo: Igor Siwanowicz - http://blepharopsis.deviantart.com/
  • fiddler on the root<br>&copy; Photo: Igor Siwanowicz - http://blepharopsis.deviantart.com/
  • my neighbor hedgehog<br>&copy; Photo: Igor Siwanowicz - http://blepharopsis.deviantart.com/
  • motherhood<br>&copy; Photo: Igor Siwanowicz - http://blepharopsis.deviantart.com/
  • Camouflage<br>&copy; http://blepharopsis.deviantart.com/
  • the miracle of eclosion<br>&copy; Photo: Igor Siwanowicz - http://blepharopsis.deviantart.com/
  • Dream within the Droom<br>&copy; Photo: Igor Siwanowicz - http://blepharopsis.deviantart.com/
  • Extreme feeding<br>&copy; Photo: Igor Siwanowicz - http://blepharopsis.deviantart.com/

Discussion

jasmin 10 March 2011 - 4:39pm / India

They are sooo beautiful!

Pearl Braun-Nowygrod 9 March 2011 - 7:31pm / The Netherlands

Who would have known. Just amazingly beautiful!

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